It is so easy to look around us - in the world and in our lives - and get depressed. But Jesus will renew us day by day. And as we read His word, He will encourage and bless us so that we can be a blessing to others.
Pastor Cymbala resumes his study in the book of Acts. Most believers want to grow in a greater closeness to Christ and receive greater blessings. The problem is we have to leave the place where we are.
When God speaks the process begins, it took 22 years for Joseph to have his dream fulfilled. During this time everything seemed to be going wrong. Things looked dark for Paul while in prison, but his writings are still impacting us today. All things work together for good.
Even when we become a Christian, there may be past issues we need to work out. As we deal with these issues with integrity, let's remember to forgive those around us as well. Forgiveness builds healthy relationships.